AgSense: Soil micronutrient deficiencies can affect hay quality

Forages are a significant component of ruminant livestock rations, but crude protein, fiber, digestibility and mineral content affect animal performance often requiring supplementation that leads to increased feed costs. These nutritive value components are often affected by the availability of minerals from the soil. Mineral nutrients are categorized by how much is needed for plant […]

Nursing shortage not felt locally

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MCT Illustration By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be […]

U.S.’ approach to drug problem needs revamped

By Freedom Newspapers We couldn’t help but notice a recent wire story headlined “Illegal drugs getting scarcer.” The report began by noting that the availability of most illegal drugs is down and drug seizures are up. Drug warriors point to this information as proof the war on drugs is succeeding. Not everyone, however, is reaching […]

Cops bust duo

By Darrell Todd Maurina It won’t shut down the flow of methamphetamine to Clovis, but police say a Monday evening drug bust at a Clovis truck stop will put a significant dent in the availability of meth on Clovis streets. Shane Burton, 30, and Russell Lasner, 26, both of Clovis, are in the Curry County […]